Forty-four years is a long time, but for my husband, Bob and me, it doesn’t seem like long at all. That is the number of years that we have been married. It’s over half of our lives!! We were just two kids back in 1975, when we said “I do” on March 1 of that year. Of course, we “knew” that our marriage would last a lifetime…doesn’t every married couple? Still, in reality, you hope your marriage will last a lifetime. You don’t know for sure until many years later, when that lifetime is in it’s golden years. If you are still together, then you know that yours is a marriage that will last a lifetime.

We were one of those blessed couples, for whom marriage stood the test of time, and still together, and still going strong. For us, the “mountain” has been filled with lots of trails and hikes, and mountains within mountains, and I many ways, that is what has given our marriage the color that it has been filled with. Every trail, whether outdoors, or just a “virtual trail” in a marriage taking us on a different path than we had intended to go before, or one that we had been working toward for a long time. Every trail, and every path became the journey our lives were meant to take.

With every passing year, our marriage becomes more and more precious, but this past year took a turn that made it even more precious, when my husband, Bob had a heart attack that was deemed the Widowmaker. At the time, God provided us with all the right people in all the right places to save Bob’s life, and I still find myself thinking about how very blessed we were and are. Our marriage could have ended that October day, but instead, everything was restored to us and Bob continues to be healthy, and our lives have continued on as before, only better. I guess that when you have a serious event take place, you discover just how precious the love of your life is, and that is a discovery that has not been lost on me. I know that I am very blessed to have Bob in my life, and I will love him for the rest of my life. I couldn’t be happier with my choice of a lifetime mate. Happy 44th Anniversary, my love!!

12 Responses to A Lifetime Marriage

  • Love this!! You Caryn have always been a light in Gary and my journey when we hit a bump in the road almost 8 yrs ago. I can never put into words what your care and concern and support meant to me!! Iā€™m so happy you and Bob have had this journey together & so happy Bob is ok and still with you. Happy Happy Anniversary!!

    • Awww!! Thank you Kim. You and Gary have always been a very special part of our lives too. Some marriages, like your and ours, were meant to be…marriages made in Heaven. Love you guys!!

  • That was a beautiful tribute to your lifetime marriage. You two are a great example to us all. Some of us aren’t far behind, but it’s still wonderful to see others on the path!

  • Happy Anniversary! I am envious of long lasting marriages. My first marriage ended in divorce, and my second husband passed away. I’ll never have as many years of blissful marriage as you have had. Consider yourself blessed in many, many ways. Eydie šŸ™‚

  • Happy Anniversary to you both. I wish you all the best. This December would have been 50 years for Shorty and I. We had our ups and downs. I sometimes think more downs than ups but we did hang in there. You two are Blessed in so many ways. HAPPY , HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.

  • Happy Anniversary!!! I love to read happily ever after marriages. Hubby and I will be celebrating our 52nd wedding anniversary this july. Like you, each each is precious.

  • Congratulations! Here’s to many more years of happiness and the occasional tickle torture! šŸ˜‰

    • Thank you. My husband fully enjoys the often more than occasional tickle torture. And I have no one to help me. He attacks when we are alone. Hahahahaha!!

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